London, UK: Power systems manufacturer Rolls-Royce’s data innovation team, R2 Data Labs, has partnered with IoT Tribe North, an accelerator for technology start-ups.
South Carolina, US: Provider of 3D printing solutions 3D Systems has partnered with Solidworks from software company Dassault Systèmes, to provide a software for additive manufacturing—3DXpert.
Rotherham, UK and Calgary, Canada: UK-based metal and alloy materials producer Metalysis and Canada-based mineral exploration and development company Mkango Resources have signed a deal to research, develop and commercialise rare earth metal alloys.
New Delhi, India: C K Birla Group, an India-based manufacturing conglomerate, and France-based automaker PSA Group have agreed to partner on two joint ventures in the automotive sector in India with an initial investment of Rs 700 crore (US$107 million).
China: Automaker Ford Motor Company has partnered with Chinese automaker Anhui Zotye Automobile in a US$765 million joint venture to build electric vehicles (EV) in China, adding to rising EV investment by global automakers in the world’s largest car market.
France, Germany and UK: Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens have partnered to develop a hybrid electric engine and advance battery technology and electric motors, in a move to reduce flying costs and steer away from fossil fuels.
Alaska, US: A new natural gas pipeline for Alaska has been proposed and will be jointly financed by the US and China. It will run parallel to the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline.
Abu Dhabi, UAE: Rolls-Royce, a provider of power systems for the marine and aerospace industries, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB)—which specialises in the construction of frigates, mega-yachts, and ship repairs—to provide shipbuilding, repair, and refit services across the Gulf region.
China: A strategic agreement has been signed with a subsidiary of China National Machinery Industry Corporation (Sinomach) and Siemens, under which both parties will fully cooperate in such areas as technology R&D, equipment manufacturing and local and global EPC projects.